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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

War no crime for leaders

Report highlights legal minefield for soldiers while politicians are protected I happened to be in London this week when the Chilcot report came out. Seven years in the making, it’s a comprehensive evaluation of British involvement in Iraq, from well before 9/11 and right up until British troops withdrew in 2009. The report is gargantuan [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain A policy of universal non-intervention won’t solve the ethical dilemma that arises when nations butcher their own people, writes Andrew MacLeod. O n February 3, 2003, a short time before the Iraq war began, I wrote on these pages that Iraq posed a moral dilemma for the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

What Britain must learn from this failed war

How should Britain change in the light of Sir John Chilcot’s forensic autopsy of the failed Iraq war? Three things stand out.• Britain must be aware of its military limitations; the US can just about deal with two simultaneous full-blown wars. Britain cannot. It has to prioritise and communicate those priorities to its allies. The [...]

  • Jul 07 / 2016
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Europe

Britain to take in unaccompanied refugee children from conflict areas

LONDON, Jan 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain will take in some unaccompanied refugee children from Syria, North Africa and other conflict areas, the Home Office (interior ministry) said on Thursday, but it did not say how many. This is in addition to the 20,000 Syrian refugees the government has pledged to take in by [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

MPs explain decision to support air strikes

TAMWORTH MP Christopher Pincher voted in favour of military action against Islamic State. MPs from across the country gathered at the House of Commons last week to decide on plans to extend air strikes into Syria, to tackle IS. Mr Pincher said: “Whether or not to use military force is one of the most significant decisions [...]

  • Jun 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Tim Farron: Let the UK be a safe haven to 3,000 child refugees

JUST over three months ago, the tragic death of a little boy and his brother exposed the world to a refugee crisis which governments, including our own, had been doing their best to avoid. As you will know, that three-year-old boy was Aylan Kurdi and his brother was Galib. Both were Syrian refugees travelling with [...]